Yoga can be a powerful aid in the therapeutic process under the right circumstances. The benefits of yoga start with our physical health progressing into our overall mental health as well. Yoga helps us to disrupt our normal movements to help strengthen muscles that we wouldn’t normally use. Just by participating in the poses themselves, you will get stronger and your body will naturally start to feel better. Yoga also slows down our mind to focus on a pose or focus on our breathing. In those quiet moments, we begin to unlock emotions and memories that allow us the opportunity to process them. This is why it is such a powerful tool, especially when combined with another form of treatment or therapy.
Strengthen your body.
Our mental health is connected to our physical health in that when we physically feel good or bad our mental state follows suit. So when we take care of our bodies, we are also taking care of our mental health. Yoga can help strengthen your body in several different ways. One, you become more flexible. By increasing your flexibility, you take stress off of your joints and improve your overall mobility. Your blood flow also increases through yoga. This increases the amount of oxygen delivered to your cells which help them to function more efficiently.
It’s pretty well known that therapeutic yoga reduces both stress and anxiety. Therefore, yoga can help improve your quality of life just by reducing your stress levels. There is a direct correlation between how we feel physically and how we feel emotionally. So when we take the time to improve our physical health, our emotional health benefits as well. Feeling stronger gives you more confidence and helps you feel more comfortable through everyday life.
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